Monday, September 1, 2014
Summer Bloggin': Working with interesting surfaces - part 2
Jane from Flaming Nora joins us with the second part of her 'interesting surfaces' series. You can find the first part here - it was pretty cool, wasn't it?
Thank you, Jane!
In my last post I spoke to you about one of the cornerstones of modern society and how to use it to great effect on your textiles, namely tea. Today I want to talk to you about an altogether more distressing aspect of the kitchen cupboard. Cheese graters. In these articles I am drawing on nearly quarter of a century of experience as a costume maker for stage and screen. This is another of our go to techniques to age or break down costumes, which can help create unusual, textural and organic surfaces to embroider on to.
To explore this technique you will need the following equipment:
You can buy it here.
Because of its loose weave you can more or less pull it apart with your fingers.
What do you think? Are you going to try the grater method for your next embroidery? Tell us about it in the comments!